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Thematic Conference

Annual Thematic Conference Funding

Annual Conference Description
LRCCS will sponsor an annual conference on Chinese studies. The conference theme will be determined by a competitive application process with solicited proposals from LRCCS faculty associates.

Requirements & Eligibility

Proposals with some or all of the following components will receive priority
  • Topics that are interdisciplinary and include participation from LRCCS faculty associates across disciplinary or methodological divides.
  • Proposals that incorporate graduate student participation in a significant way, for example, through a graduate student panel or poster session.
  • Proposals that encourage participation from outside U-M, especially from scholars from the greater China region:

In the event that there are many qualified proposals in a given year, the LRCCS executive committee may make multiple awards with the conferences scheduled over 2-3 years.

Deadline: Applications will be considered twice a term at the regularly scheduled LRCCS Executive Committee meetings held during Fall and Winter terms. Contact us for these dates at

Each proposal must include:

  • A completed Application Form.
  • A conference organizer or 2-3 co-organizers.  At least one co-organizer must be an LRCCS faculty associate.  LRCCS Center Associates may also be part of an organizing group.
  • A detailed description of the conference theme, possible panel organization, a list of potential invitees, and a budget.  The conference theme description should not exceed three pages.
  • If the budget exceeds the maximum amount awarded by LRCCS, the application should also include other sources of funding.


Please submit the application form and required attachments.


Please contact us at Our staff will receive and respond to your inquiries. We look forward to receiving your proposals.